July 31, 2018
Kennewick First Presbyterian Church
2001 W. Kennewick Avenue
Kennewick, WA 99336
(509) 582-9537
“Show me your ways, Lord, teach me your paths.   Guide me in your truth and teach me, for you are God my Savior, and my hope is in you all day long.   Remember, Lord, your great mercy and love, for they are from of old.” -Psalm 25:4-6

Where in the World is Pastor Hanna? Last week, I was at Whitworth University’s Institute of Ministry as my Study Leave for the summer. I love being a student and learning about God’s word. It is a little piece of seminary that I can hold firm to while serving in the church. The desire is, that if I go and learn, then I will be empowered and emboldened to teach more effectively. This Saturday, Jamey and I travel to Petersburg, Alaska. Over the summer I have been mentoring a Louisville Seminary student while he serves as the pastor at the Presbyterian Church in Petersburg, AK. The North West Coast Presbytery is sending us to worship with them and to guide Daniel Van Beek in his internship. I have never been to Alaska, but I know that it is a truly beautiful place. I am excited to see the heavens declare the glory of God in that rugged and beautiful place. “The heavens declare the glory of God; the skies proclaim the work of his hands. Day after day they pour forth speech; night after night they reveal knowledge. They have no speech, they use no words; no sound is heard from them. Yet their voice goes out into all the earth, their words to the ends of the world.” -Psalm 19:1-2
As I study at Whitworth and teach Daniel this summer, I am reminded that our lives are full of opportunities to learn and to mentor. We seek knowledge and wisdom and are entrusted with that gift to share with others. God wants us to come to our relationship with questions and a desire to dig deeper. There may not always be answers in the time frame we desire, but God is still present and active in that relationship. I love that the people: Israel, are named, “Wrestles with God”. Our faith is not a dictatorship, it is a relationship. In the same way that we are engaging our neighbors, we are simultaneously engaging in relationship with God. What is God teaching you this summer? What is God growing in you this summer? Are you open to a new thing that God wants to lead you into this year? Are we sharing that wisdom with others? 

Show us your ways, O Lord. Teach us your paths. Guide us in your truth and teach us. For you are God our Savior, and our hope is in you all day long. Remember, Lord, your great mercy and love, for they are from of old. Amen.
Please join us this Friday, Aug 3, at 11 am as we witness to the resurrection in memory of Robert Robinson.
Sunday, August 5, 2018
Communion Sunday

9:00 am - Comtempory Worship
11:00 am - Classic Worship

Sermon: "The Healthy Heart"
Preacher: Rev. Ashley Birk

We are pleased to welcome the Injerd's to both services this Sunday. They are here to talk about their mission work in Ecuador! They will be available for more conversation in the Fireside Room between 10-11 am.
 For recordings of past sermons, please visit KFPC Past Sermons
To watch live sermons, please visit KFPC Stream
"Heart of Neighboring: Launching the Journey"
Week 9 Challenge: The Call to Neighboring -- Action Steps: Do something kind for a neighbor with whom you've experienced conflict.
A Memorial Service will be held for
Robert Robinson
Friday, August 3, 2018
11:00 am
Kennewick First Presbyterian Church

We need to prepare for the backpack giveaway for the next school year. In the pew racks are special donation envelopes. Please direct the donations to the backpack fund. The backpacks cost $11 each. If it is possible, please make a donation. In the future watch for the bin and list of school supplies needed. If you have any questions about the project please contact Michael Kinter-Meyer. Thank you in advance for all your support.
Outstanding Community Partner Award!
Kennewick School District has selected Kennewick First Presbyterian Church as our 2018 Outstanding Community Partner for the amazing work your congregation does to help our students (especially your work at Westgate Elementary). We will present the award at our Staff Welcome Back assembly on Monday, August 27 at 8 a.m. at the Kennewick High School auditorium. We want to invite all those involved, especiallly the Homework Helpers, to the event to personally accept the award in front of our staff. 

Congratulations! We are so pleased to honor a community partner who has done so much for our schools.
Robyn Chastain
Director of Communications and Public Relations
Kennewick School District
(509) 222-7424
Pull Tabs for Kids!
When you pull-a-tab from aluminium containers, say a prayer for a child.

For several years, our church has collected "aluminium" pull tabs and the tabs are delivered to the Ronald McDonald House in Spokane. The income from tabs help with family expenses so they can be near their sick child.

There is a collection container in the Mission Information area.

We can all help with this "quiet" ministry.

~Jeannie Colvin
Wednesday, August 15, 2018
6:15 pm
Grange Park - 1600 S. Union, Kennewick
(next to the Kennewick Library)
Annual First Pres Day at Splash Down Cover coming up!

 Don’t miss the annual First Pres Day at Splash Down Cove at the Tri-City Court Club. It’s a fun event for the entire family. It’s set for Sunday, August 19 , from 4 – 6 p.m. The cost is just $5 for children under 18, $7 per person 18+, or $20 per family. There is something for everyone – from a wild ride to floating down a lazy river, to a area of our tinier kiddos! We can bring in “snacks” and food services are available for purchase at the park. Pre-registration is required, so sign up now at the Information Table. Please pre-pay, and sign the release forms. This will also be an official LYFE and YBs event – and the send-off for Becca and Camille. If you have questions, call Mary Lynn Merriman at 735-6229 or email marylynnmerriman@charter.net .  
Chancel Choir is resuming rehearsals on
Wednesday, August 29 at 7 pm.

We would like to invite more people to join the choir! Contact Kitty Baird and/or Steve Canady if you are interested!
All Church Family Camp
Camp Wooten
Sept. 1-3, 2018

More information will be provided in the coming weeks. Please contact Mark Julson for any questions you have.
Habitat for Humanity Work Days

Interested in serving with Habitat for Humanity? KFPC is seeking to put together a couple small teams (5+ people) to serve Tri-County Partners Habitat for Humanity on and Saturday September 15. Please pick up a volunteer application on the information island or download at http://habitatbuilds.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/04/Volunteer-Application_10172017_Revised.pdf , and return to Pastor Ashley by the end of day August 19 if interested in the September 15 date. For more information, contact Pastor Ashley or Mission Elder Michael Kintner-Meyer.
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